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Toronto Public Library


The Toronto Reference Library (previously the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library) is a six storey facility in Toronto, Ontario, opened in 1977. The library was designed by architect Raymond Moriyama and is part of the Toronto Public Library system, but its collection is mostly non-circulating.

Now part of the the larger Toronto Public Library system, prior to 1998, it operated separately. It is one of three large libraries in the city, which includes the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto and Scott Library at York University.
The library collection consists of:
* 1.5 million volumes (monographs and bound periodicals)
* 2.5 million other materials (films, tapes, microforms, maps, fine art, ephemera, etc.)
* 360,000 linear metres of manuscript materials
Among the special collections is 1) the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, a collection devoted to the works of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, 2) the Baldwin Room, a collection of books, manuscripts, ephemera, maps and pictures relating to Upper Canada (now Ontario) and to early Toronto, named after Robert Baldwin a leading political reformer in Upper Canada and pre-Confederation Premier. The library also has an extensive performing arts collection, including papers and information on many Canadian artists, such as Al Waxman and The Dumbells

Materials for this collection provided by: Toronto Public Library

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Canadian periodicals
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Commercial catalogs
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Gardening
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Executive departments
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Expenditures, Public
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Canadian Libraries
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Toronto Public Library
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Canadian Trade Journals Collection
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dundeehowards Favorites
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Canadian Government Publications Portal
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canada. parliament
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canada. dept. of finance
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western canadian immigration association
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by Neil, Marion Harris
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Topics: Cookery, Menus, cbk
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Topic: Confectionery
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by Rice Lewis & Son
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Topics: Rice Lewis & Son, Commercial catalogs, Bicycles -- Equipment and supplies Catalogs, Sporting...
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by Might Directories Ltd
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Topic: Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topics: Architecture -- Ontario, Ontario -- History, Leeds (Ont. : County) -- History, Leeds (Ont. :...
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Topic: Ottawa (Ont.) -- Directories
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by Might Directories, ltd
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Topic: Ottawa (Ont.) -- Directories
Topics: Hamilton (Ont.) -- Directories, Wentworth (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topic: Canada -- Biography Dictionaries
Topics: York (Ont. : County) -- History, Canada -- History, Toronto (Ont.) -- History
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Topics: Metropolitan Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories, Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories
Topic: Lambton (Ont.) -- Biography
Topic: Ontario -- Directories
Topic: Canada -- Directories
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Topic: Ottawa (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topics: Argenteuil (Québec) -- History, Prescott (Ont. : County) -- History
Description based on 1919
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Topics: Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories, Hamilton (Ont.) -- Directories, London (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topic: St. Catharines (Ont.) -- Directories
Description based on 1919
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Topics: Metropolitan Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories, Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories
Topics: Windsor (Ont.) -- Directories, Sandwich (Ont.) -- Directories, Walkerville (Ont.) -- Directories
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by Smallfield, W. E. (William Elgood), 1861-1926; Campbell, Robert, 1846-1907
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Topics: Frontier and pioneer life -- Ontario Renfrew (County), Renfrew (Ont. : County) -- History, Renfrew...
Topics: Social registers, Clubs -- Ontario Toronto, Toronto (Ont.) -- Social registers, Toronto (Ont.) --...
Toronto Public Library
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Containing a classified list of the business and professional men of the province: county, judicial and municipal officials ; division courts and their limits, etc
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Topics: Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories, Hamilton (Ont.) -- Directories, London (Ont.) -- Directories
Description based on 1921
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Topic: Guelph (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topic: Ottawa (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topics: Huron (Ont. : County) -- Directories, Middlesex (Ont. : County) -- Directories, Perth (Ont. :...
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Topic: Ottawa (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topic: Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topics: Churches -- Ontario Toronto History, Toronto (Ont.) -- Description and travel, Toronto (Ont.) --...
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Topic: Ottawa (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topic: Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topic: London (Ont.) -- Directories
Description based on 1918
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by Johnston, William, 1840-1917
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Topic: Perth (Ont. : County) -- History
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by Houston, William Robert
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by McEvoy, Bernard, 1842-1932; Finlay, A. H
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Topic: London (Ont.) -- Directories
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by Gordon, Mackay & Co
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Topics: Gordon, Mackay & Co, Commercial catalogs, Dry-goods -- Catalogs, Manufactures -- Catalogs
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Topics: Toronto (Ont.) -- Description and travel, Toronto (Ont.) -- History
Description based on 1860
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Topics: T. Eaton Co, Commercial catalogs -- Canada Catalogs
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Topic: London (Ont.) -- Directories
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by Canadian General Electric Company
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Topics: Canadian General Electric Company, Electric apparatus and appliances -- Catalogs, Commercial...
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by Herrington, Walter S. (Walter Stevens), 1860-1947
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Topics: Frontier and pioneer life -- Ontario, Lennox and Addington (Ont.) -- History
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Topics: Huron (Ont. : County) -- Directories, Middlesex (Ont.) -- Directories, Perth (Ont. : County) --...
Topics: Windsor (Ont.) -- Directories, Sandwich (Ont.) -- Directories, Walkerville (Ont.) -- Directories
Description based on 1901
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Topic: Canada -- Biography
Topics: Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories, Hamilton (Ont.) -- Directories, London (Ont.) -- Directories
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by H. Krug Furniture Company Limited
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Topics: Kitchener (Ont.) -- Directories, Waterloo (Ont.) -- Directories, Bridgeport (Ont.) -- Directories
Topics: Carleton (Ont.) -- Directories, Lanark (Ont. : County) -- Directories, Prescott (Ont. : County) --...
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by Canadian General Electric Company
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Topics: Canadian General Electric Company, Commercial catalogs, Electric apparatus and appliances --...
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Topics: T. Eaton Co, Kitchen utensils, Cookware, Clothing and dress, House furnishings, Implements,...
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by Pringle, J. F. (Jacob Farrand), 1816-1901
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Topics: Ontario -- History, Cornwall (Ont.) -- History
Topics: Windsor (Ont.) -- Directories, Sandwich (Ont.) -- Directories, Walkerville (Ont.) -- Directories
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Topics: T. Eaton Co, Commercial catalogs
Topics: Toronto (Ont.) -- Directories, Hamilton (Ont.) -- Directories, London (Ont.) -- Directories
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Toronto Public Library
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Description based on 1911